How can it be two days if it's one/first?Yes, the Jewish Calendar can seems rather confusing. But just like I'm not interested in the mechanics of my washing machine as long as it gets the clothes clean, I really don't care about the why's of those doubleday Roshei Chodesh, as long as the holidays fall in the correct season.
Nu, what's so crucial about Rosh Chodesh Ellul? Simple. It's exactly a month (Jewish style) before the Month of Tishrei, Rosh Hashannah and all those other late summer/early fall Jewish Holidays. Another year is about to end and begin, and I've just gotten used to writing the Jewish year 5775. It's an easy one to remember.
For many years now I've been celebrating Rosh Chodesh by going to Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh for morning prayers. There are a group of us that go each month. Join us!
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Mark your calendar, and join us. For more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Rosh Chodesh at Tel Shiloh" as subject, thanks.
You can visit the holy site anytime. Guided tours can be arranged through the Shiloh HaKeduma, Ancient Shiloh office. Email email@example.com or phone 02-994-4019.